The Midwest Rock ’N Roll Express Featuring STYX, REO Speedwagon And Ted Nugent Roll Into Mohegan Sun

2012-02-22

Three trendsetters in Rock perform live in the Arena on July 5th

Over 80 million albums sold worldwide, twelve Top 10 smash hit singles and thousands of concerts performed. The time has come for the ultimate convergence of Rocks finest from the Midwest as STYX, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent join forces for “The Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express” and they will stop by Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, July 5th at 7:00pm.
Tickets are $40.00 and are on sale Friday, March 30th through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets are also available on Saturday, March 31st at the Mohegan Sun Box Office, subject to availability.
“Forget all those TV shows with glee clubs singing Rock songs,” exclaims STYX guitarist/singer James “JY” Young.  “It’s time for mega-Platinum Illinois bands STYX and REO Speedwagon in a battle to the end of the Mayan Calendar with the Motor City Madman!” 
“I am a Midwest boy, born and raised with Midwest values,” continues REO Speedwagon singer/guitarist Kevin Cronin.  “In the Midwest we work hard, play hard, and rock hard.  I am proud to join my brothers in STYX and Ted Nugent to celebrate Midwest Rock ‘n Roll and represent the greatest rock fans in the world.  I am ready to climb aboard the ‘Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express!’  Rock on baby!”
As STYX singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw proclaims, “It’s gonna be a Twang Fest of screaming guitars and big, sing-along choruses that continue to be the soundtrack for the misbehavior of our collective fan base.  In other words, a real good time.”
Ted Nugent couldn’t agree more.  “The heart and soul of American R&B&R&R has always gushed forth from the heartland of America.  STYX, REO, and The Nuge have always celebrated the power of our special music and on the mighty ‘Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express,’ the energy, attitude and spirit is more intense than ever.  This is the soundtrack for the hardcore.”
Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked the 5th best venue in the world by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 and 2010 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.”  Venues Today also ranked Mohegan Sun Arena #4 in 2011. For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.